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Mission Statement

Los Angeles Youth Programs, Inc. (LAYP) maintains and builds recreational and educational programs that encourage the integration of children with and without disabilities, from varied ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds.

Description

LAYP's first program, Venice Camp, was created in 1968 after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to help bring children together from various cultures and alleviate racial tension. Venice Camp is still in operation giving about 500 children with and without disabilities from various cultural and economic backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a summer day camp program. The program serves children ages 5-15. Special Friends is a ten-week recreational Saturday program for teens with and without disabilities. It seeks to deal with the issues of social isolation that teens with disabilities face and create awareness for teens without disabilities. Camp Kid Zone is a daily after-school program serving primarily low-income elementary age children. Camp Kid Zone focuses strongly on academic and enrichment activities while allowing plenty of time for recreational activities.

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http://www.layp.org

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